WordPress is experiencing a cultural change in order to adopt “modern best practices.” But are these changes leaving “small d” developers behind?Read More Are WordPress’ “Small d” Developers Getting Left Behind by “Modern Best Practices”?
Making a WordPress plugin available in a user’s preferred language used to be more complicated. Now it’s really easy. I want to share the up-to-date way (as of 2019) to get your plugin ready for translating into everyone’s languages. I’ll skip the complexities of translations and get right to it. 1. Set Your Plugin’s Minimum […]Read More The Really Lazy Way to Translate a WordPress Plugin
These 6 steps will prevent 99% of hacking attempts on your WordPress website, and most of them only require a click or two, and aren’t very technical. Of course, we all want to keep our website secure and not get hacked. It’s not fun when a hacker takes control of your website… But we also […]Read More 6 Essential Steps To Keep WordPress From Getting Hacked
This is an email I sent a friend who’s shopping around for a new career path, and I wanted to describe the “WordPress World” I work in. Hi I really have no idea if the type of work I do would be of interest to you, but I’m happy to try to share about it […]Read More Introduction to the WordPress World
At a cafe, I met up with some local folks making their living building sites with WordPress. For me it was especially good getting a bit of a reality check, and hear what was important to them. Besides having a good time socializing (which most of us admitted we rarely do, especially on topics related […]Read More Meeting with WordPress Professionals
We are living in the digital dark age. Wikipedia says: the digital dark age is a lack of historical information in the digital age as a direct result of outdated file formats, software, or hardware that becomes corrupt, scarce, or inaccessible as technologies evolve and data decays. Another way to say that: did you think […]Read More The Digital Dark Age & Your Blog
If you’ve tried self-hosting WordPress, but found it a struggle, and are ready to try WordPress.com instead, this is for you. Notice I said “try”– you can start off by just trying WordPress.com, and if it meets your needs, you can finish the move. This is the overview of what you’ll need to do: Setup […]Read More How to Migrate from a Self-Hosted WordPress Site to WordPress.com
When writing out filepaths and URLs, should you use forward slashes / or backslashes \? Windows expects one, whereas Unix-style operating systems (Linux and Mac OSs, primarily) expect another. PHP has two built-in solutions, but both have problems, especially if you’re working with WordPress. Backstory At work, I’ve recently had some trouble getting my linux […]Read More Which Way Do Your Slashes Face in PHP?
Today I watched “Gutenberg for Plugin Owners“, an online discussion between Brian Hogg, Kyle Maurer, and Daniel Bachhuber, where they discussed and answered questions about how WordPress plugin owners can better prepare for the new editor, Gutenberg. You can watch the replay, but here’s my notes. I was admittedly doing some somewhat noisy house-chores while […]Read More My Takeaways from “Gutenberg for Plugin Owners” Crowdcast